1884 Wimbledon Championships

The 1884 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament ran from 5 July until 19 July.[1] It was the 8th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the first Grand Slam tennis event of 1884. The men's doubles (previously hosted by the Oxford University Club) and women's singles (originally planned by the London Athletic Club) were added to the Wimbledon Championships, but these were not started until after the men's singles competition had been completed.[2] The first prize for the women was valued at twenty guineas, and the second prize was valued at ten guineas[2] There were thirteen female competitors.[2] James Dwight, Arthur Rives and Dick Sears from the United States entered the men's singles event and were the first non-British and overseas players to enter the Wimbledon Championships.[3] The South Western Railway ran special trains to the ground from Waterloo and the temporary Stand A at the Centre Court was converted into a permanent and covered stand.[2][3]

1884 Wimbledon Championships
Date5 – 19 July
CategoryGrand Slam
LocationWorple Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis Club
Men's Singles
United Kingdom William Renshaw
Women's Singles
United Kingdom Maud Watson
Men's Doubles
United Kingdom Ernest Renshaw / United Kingdom William Renshaw
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Gentlemen's SinglesEdit

  William Renshaw defeated   Herbert Lawford 6–0, 6–4, 9–7 [4]

Ladies' SinglesEdit

Ladies' program, 1884

  Maud Watson defeated   Lillian Watson 6–8, 6–3, 6–3 [5]

Gentlemen's DoublesEdit

  Ernest Renshaw /   William Renshaw defeated   Ernest Lewis /   Teddy Williams 6–3, 6–1, 1–6, 6–4 [6]


  1. ^ 2010 Wimbledon Compendium, by Alan Little (The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London)
  2. ^ a b c d 100 Years of Wimbledon, by Lance Tingay (Guinness Superlatives Ltd. 1977)
  3. ^ a b Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 56. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  4. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2016". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 29 June 2017.

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Preceded by
1883 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1884 U.S. National Championships